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RE- furbishing DC’s Black lives matter plaza mural
We’ve always had an affinity for yellow – but this custom color of Black Lives Matter yellow in holds a very very special in our hearts.
How We’re Improving Our Community
Learn more about our work
Not only do we make a career of creating spaces to play and helping the community drive, ride, and walk safer but we also volunteer our time to feed our community during the Thanksgiving season! Additionally, we are dedicated to empowering individuals who have faced barriers in the past with exciting employment opportunities. Through our work and community activism, we are building a brighter future for our community, one line at a time.
What is StreetFeast?
Each November, on Thanksgiving Day, Equus serves Thanksgiving meals to our local homeless community in Southeast Washington, DC.
Thank you to our volunteers and sponsors!
Interested in supporting this year’s StreetFeast?
Contact us for more information! 888-692-1999.
Why do we StreetFeast?
VP of Operations, Marcellus Shelton, is truly the heart and soul(food) of Equus. An avid fisherman, for a decade, he’d single-handedly catch, cook and serve around 100 fish dinners (along with all the toe-curling soul food sides) for the homeless on Thanksgiving. These days, all of Team Equus joins in to continue Shelton’s Thanksgiving tradition.
How do we StreetFeast?
We dish up all the Thanksgiving favorites – turkey, ham, mac & cheese, collard greens, stuffing, and pumpkin pie to the people of SE DC – setting up and serving straight out of our Equus truck. In our first couple of years, we’ve had about 50 people each year.
StreetFeast 2022 was held on Thanksgiving Day on the corner of Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE and Milwaukee Place SE, Washington, D.C. We served approximately 70 Thanksgiving meals to our local homeless community.
We could not pull off StreetFeast at this scale on our own. Each year volunteers and donors help us create an ever bigger impact in our community.
Thank you to past StreetFeast Sponsors!
- NAMC DMV Chapter Board members: Jim Simpson (Owner/President, Continental Construction) and Jeffery Banks (VP of United Bank)
- Earl Woodland (President, Training Zone of the DMV)
- Patti Coen (ASAMW)
- Evelyn Ross (Fort Myer Construction) and NAMC DMV
- Wilfred Gray (President, Sydar Printing)
- Daniel Verderosa (President, HR Allies)
- H and W Printing
- Cindy Athey (President, Precision Wall Tech Inc.)
- Diane Bailiff (Mother of Equus President/CEO Megan Bailiff)
- Cindy Quiroz (CEO of Key Global Synergies, Inc.)
- Kimberlee Driggs, CEO of D2 SiteWork
Equus is proud to be a sponsor of the 20th Annual Metroball Mbl New York Ave Classic Summer Youth Streetball League Kick Off!
Equus donated a new backboard for Metroball for the big Game Day – helping kick off the season with a slam dunk!
Our sincere appreciation to Metroball MVPs Samuel Moore and Victor Johnson for bringing us on board for the 2023 event. We’d also like to acknowledge the exceptional support of Jason Allard at Heritage Signs, who expedited the printing of our Equus banner.
At Equus, we are proud to support our vibrant DC community.
Mt. Royal Intermediate School - Pro Bono Project
The Mt. Royal Intermediate School needed some Equus – style assistance. The school was having major safety issues around the pickup/drop-off of students – causing their parking lot to shut down. The school’s PTA had been working with the MICA School of Design (conveniently directly across the street from the school) and the Baltimore Department of Transportation (MDOT) to find a solution. The project had been in the works for 18 months, including community input and pathway design ideas from MICA students, but they’d been hitting roadblocks and delaying the project.
Equus was able to quickly show them how a few alterations and additions to the parking lot would improve traffic flow, forcing (through clear markings) the cars to follow a strict pattern of movement and immediately eliminating the problem. Equus helped secure and donated paint matching the school colors, and helped with the installation of the pedestrian pathway (designed by the MICA students). The results were a beautiful, clear path; making the pickup and drop-off process a breeze. Know an organization that could use some pro bono magic, Equus, style? Contact us for more information at 888-692-1999!
Changing the World, One Line at a Time.
Parade Your Stripe: Marcellus’s Blue Line
Marcellus Shelton, VP of Operations, experienced the proudest moment of his life back in 2009 – striping the blue line down the Inaugural Parade path for President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama. Read about the moments leading up to his call to duty and how he felt watching his work guide the president and first lady home to the White House here.